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Denver advances to Championship weekend; defeats Syracuse

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Denver Pioneers Men’s Lacrosse team has advanced to Championship weekend. The No. 5 Pioneers defeated No. 4 Syracuse Orange 10-8 on Sunday at Unitas Stadium in Towson, Maryland.

This was the Pioneers first win against the Cuse. Previously, they were 0-4.

Lacrosse (Getty Images)

With the win, the 13-3 Pioneers are the third team to advance to the final weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They join the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Maryland Terrapins.

Only one more team will advance. That will come from the Virginia Cavaliers and the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays.

The Orange ended their season with a 12-6 record.

Denver has had previous success in Philadelphia. Thats when former head coach Bill Tierney guided his team to the 2015 Men’s Lacrosse Championship.

At the time, Denver was the first team west of the Mississippi to win the championship. The Pioneers defeated the Terrapins in the championship game.

Denver scored three goals in the first quarter. They added one more in the second quarter.

In the third quarter, the Pioneers scored a game-high six goals. They did not score in the fourth quarter.

Syracuse had two goals in the first quarter. They scored one goal in the second quarter.

They added two goals in the third quarter. In the final stanza, the Orange scored three goals.

Three Pioneers scored two goals each. Michael Lampert, J.J. Sillstrop, and Cody Malawsky had two goals each.

Mic Kelly and Joshua Carlson scored a goal each.

Michael Leo led the Orange with three goals. Sam English scored two goals.

Jake Stevens, Finn Thomson, and Owen Hiltz scored one goal each.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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